N. Ranga Rao & Sons proudly and consciously remains a family business. To continue to govern itself by the Family’s selfless values.
The Board includes the members of the Ranga family and other notable figures.
Mr. R. Guru is the eldest son of the founder late Sri N. Ranga Rao. He successfully steered the group to being the world’s largest incense sticks producer with Cycle. He is also the chairman of NR Foundation which supports education and women empowerment projects.
An arts graduate, he is an active Rotarian and was District Governor of Rotary International in 1994-95. The Governor of Karnataka nominated him to the Mysuru University Syndicate. The Government of Karnataka appointed him as Chairman of the Mysore Agenda Task Force.
Mr. Arjun Ranga is the CEO of N. Ranga Rao & Sons. He obtained his engineering degree from SJ College of Engineering, Mysuru and an MBA from Thunderbird, USA. He also attended an Executive Management Program at the Harvard Business School and worked in the USA briefly before joining the family business in 2000. Through constant innovation and differentiation, NRRS forayed into Homecare, Aircare, and recently into spiritual products.
Having spearheaded many initiatives and innovations, Arjun aims to continue to grow the business ethically, collaboratively and sustainably. He is the current President of the All India Agarbathi Manufacturers Association (AIAMA); Chairman of Karnataka State Council - CII and Chairman of Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM).
Mr. Pavan Ranga is the Director of N. Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt. Ltd. & the Founder and CEO of Rangsons Electronics.
He holds an Engineering degree from SJ College of Engineering, Mysuru, an MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology and an Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School.
He ranked 26th in a survey by Venture Outsource on ‘the most influential people globally in the Electronics Manufacturing industry’. A prominent member of CII, SMTA and IPC, he is on the boards of over 10 companies. Pavan is also a part of the group’s philanthropic initiatives.
Mr. Kiran Ranga heads the Fragrances initiative of NR Group. Kiran is also the Director of NESSO (Natural and Essential Oils), a unit of NR Group that is into floral extraction.
He graduated from the University of Plymouth, UK specialising in Business and Perfumery and has an MBA from the Case Western Reserve University, USA. The Perfumery course is one-of-its-kind in the world.
Kiran’s expertise lies in Fragrance creation. He has created over 50 varieties of perfumes and fragrances. He is a member of FAFAI (Fragrances and Flavours Association of India).
Mr. Anirudh Ranga is the Chairman & Director of NESSO, the natural and essential oils extraction company in the Group and the Managing Partner of N. Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt. Ltd.
He is the third generation entrepreneur from the 70-year old family-run business. He completed his engineering degree from SJ College of Engineering, Mysuru and an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Before joining NESSO, Anirudh had taken up projects at Rangsons Electronics (now Cyient DLM) and supported the strengthening of the Group’s electronic arm.
Mr. Vishnu Das Ranga serves on the Board of N. Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt. Ltd. as the Director of NR Group of Companies. After completing his under graduation at Purdue University and MBA at Cornell University, he joined the business in 2014.
Currently, Vishnu spearheads Vyoda, NR Group’s agri-tech vertical to deliver affordable smart irrigation solutions. He also plays a major role in the finance function of the Group.
Besides playing a key role in the Group’s finance function, he has taken on the task of developing an online distribution channel for the Group.
Mr. Suresh is an engineer and received Management Training from IIM, Ahmedabad. He brings in a vast experience of 30 years in the organisation, managing the operations and production units in India and overseas. He ensures a performance-oriented culture across units and plays a hands-on role in delivering key financial metrics, be-sides expanding the present operation and improving efficiency.
A well-known personality in the Agarbathi/Incense Industry, Suresh is also an eminent advisor to various non-profit organisations working on social causes.
Mr. Vishal Tulsyan is the MD & CEO of MOPE Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd. He has two decades of experience in raising, investing & returning third party capital across several economic cycles.
Vishal is also on the Board at Motilal Oswal Trustee Company Limited, Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd, Motilal Oswal Real Estate Investment Advisors II Private Limited; Kurlon Enterprise Limited and Shubham Housing Development Finance Company Limited; Sahsarathi Collective Foundation and MO Alternate Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Vijay Dhanuka brings in over 13 years of experience in private equity and corporate finance (Asian Paints &ITC) and has extensive knowledge in strategic and financial management, treasury, fund raising, M&A, supply chain & business process improvements.
He joined Motilal Oswal PE in 2013 and also serves on the Board of Kurlon Retail Limited; Dairy Classic Ice Cream Private Limited, Updater Service Private Limited & is an Observer at Shubham Housing & IKF Ltd.
Vijay is a CFA charter holder & a Company Secretary and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.